American English

Definition of jowl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually plural]
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  • the lower part of someone's cheek when it is fat and hangs down below their chin a man with heavy jowls
  • Idioms
    cheek by jowl (with somebody/something)
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    very close to someone or something The guests, packed cheek by jowl, parted as he entered.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jowl